The Hotel: Seminyak Seagrass Villa
Less than a 10-minute stroll from the sandy shores of Seminyak and Bali’s best restaurants and shops is the serene and pristine Seminyak Seagrass Villa, where visitors lap up in their private pool villa amid tranquil surrounds. A quiet and traditionally-styled Balinese retreat, Seminyak Seagrass Villa still manages to harmoniously blend in with the lively and modern neighbourhood of Seminyak.
The private villa is fitted out with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, audio systems and cable television. Up to 12 friends or family members can unwind in the four bedrooms as well as spacious living and dining areas. Enjoy a moment of relaxation in the bathrooms stocked with candles and aromatherapy bath products and wake up to friendly staff preparing and serving Balinese breakfast of nasi goreng, eggs, toast, pancakes, and fruit in the villa before they give it a clean and tend to the gardens.
- Rooms: Four bedrooms with double beds and a bunk bed
- Standard occupancy: Eight people
- Maximum occupancy: 12 people (eight adults and four kids under 14 years old)
The Area: Seminyak , Bali
Renowned as Bali’s core of all things upper-class and decadent, Seminyak is where the stylish set chooses to spend holidays on the Indonesian isle. Hugging the Indian Ocean to the west and Kuta to the south, the beach town is in the thick of all that the tourist hub has to offer while presenting a more refined experience for visitors. Classy day spas sit side-by-side with fashion boutiques, artisan galleries and handicraft merchants, while by night the area comes to life with a range of fine dining eateries, bars and heady clubs.
The neighbouring beaches of Seminyak and Petitenget are characterised by their grey sand, gentle waves and quieter atmosphere than that of Kuta and are well worth a visit to see members of the glitterati mixing with hawkers and families. Take a leisurely stroll down Jalan Seminyak and Jalan Double Six for countless shops, both glass-walled and street-side, for anything from designer knock-offs to printed kaftans, tailor-made clothing and luggage. When feet grow sore indulge in a massage at a premier spa, like Amoaras or Spa Venus Bali, and then finish it off with some signature Balinese floral nail art.
The cuisine is another major drawcard of Seminyak, and while it is known as a more upmarket dining destination there are still budget eats to be found. Legendary Indonesian fare can be found at Baku Dapa, while La Lucciola does beachfront Italian fine dining against the sunset as a backdrop.For restaurants with a high-end party atmosphere, Ku De Ta is known for its sleek design and quirky cocktails, while Potato Head must be seen to be believed with its giant installation of painted shutters. Both establishments offer creative cuisine, impressive views and pumping music for celebrations that last into the wee hours on any given night.